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Small-business incubator established in Waldoboro

A small-business development space called BugTussle Brooder has been established at the former Fieldcrest Manor Nursing Home in Waldoboro.

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

St. Louis health care IT firm plans Portland office

Lori Valigra |

Janus Choice, a St. Louis-based health care information technology company that helps match patients with post-hospitalization, skilled-care facilities, plans to open an office at Portland's...

Gelato Fiasco featured in O, The Oprah Magazine


Gelato Fiasco will be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's August issue as part of “The O List,” a monthly feature of editors' recommendations.

Hope General Store, opened in 1832, is on the block

The Hope General Store, built in 1832 at the central four-way intersection of the Knox County town of Hope, has been put up for sale by owners Heather and Michael Forcillo for $365,000.

On the record: Mousam Valley Millwork trims too-fast growth

Lori Valigra |

Lisa Girard, owner of architectural woodworking company Mousam Valley Millwork of Springvale, found herself in a jam most companies would envy: too many orders, which had her staff working overtime...

Levesque reelected to defense communities board


Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, has been reelected to serve on the Association of Defense Communities board of directors.

Shaw named EY's regional 'entrepreneur of year'


EY, a multinational professional services firm based in the United Kingdom, presented its Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award for New England to Benjamin Shaw, founder and CEO of Portland-based Vets...

Yachting Solutions and Yarmouth Boat Yard join forces

A new partnership between Yachting Solutions, a yacht services provider in Rockport, and Yarmouth Boat Yard/Moose Landing Marina is expected to expand exposure and leverage products and services for...

Meineke foreman buys Topsham franchise via first CEI loan of its kind

Lori Valigra |

Jim Chattley, a 20-year veteran of the Topsham Meineke Car Care Center in Topsham Fair Mall, bought the franchise from retiring owners Melissa and David Eddy using a new loan product from CEI 7(a)...